May Marks Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a new campaign. May is usually the start of riding season, and NHTSA wants to remind riders to be safe. Following safe driving, and riding practices and sharing them with others can help reduce the number of motorcyclist fatalities on America’s roads. Regional Administrator of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Susan Decoursey says that the data they have from Region 7 which includes: Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska, shows a decent amount of fatalities leading to one contributing factor.

The time of the day plays a part in the fatality rate.

Decoursey says to ride and drive alcohol-free, obey all traffic signs, put your phone down, and motorcyclists should always wear a helmet, and high visibility protective gear when driving or riding.